with Kyle Butler  

  Type_ Competition  

  Host_Azrieli Architecture Student Association  

   Year_2017   

brief

  • A sign for the new student lounge/store in the Azrieli School of Architecture at Carleton University.

  • The proposal must be constructed of readily available resources from the wood shop, laser cutter, or CNC.

  • Dimensions: 20" H x 40" W.

  • The winner will be chosen by AASA, the Azrieli Architecture Student Association.

A Sign for the Preservation of Post-Reno Palimpsest

In 2016, many renovations occurred to Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture. One of these renovations included the conversion of the ground floor student lounge formerly known as "The Hub", into a gallery space. A new lounge was not provided in lieu of The Hub's closure.

 

During these renovations, the sign foThe Hub was "misplaced". The Hub provided space for gatherings, events, cooking meals, lounging, reading magazines, and relaxing.  The Hub was the social condenser for architecture student life at Carleton University.

The Sign for the Preservation of Post-Reno Palimpsest  takes the form of proposal-as-critique; the design is deeply connected to the events that have lead to the decommissioning of The Hub itself. This proposal aims to clarify (and expose) the (dis)connections between The Hub Sign competition and the Azrieli School of Architecture's past, present, and future conditions.

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The proposal package includes: out-but-in context quotes from various social figures, an ongoing and unrelenting timeline, a reno-index, and the lone design proposal which won by default - yet was never acknowledged nor constructed...

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Timelines produced as research collaboration w/ Kyle Butler.